Question Which new build for gaming to pick.

Nuruize

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Hi! I've spent the last week looking at parts for a new build to go with my 1660ti that I was bought for me at Christmas as my current PC is like 6 years old now.

Main use is purely for playing games like mmorpgs, action, shooters and rpg games (Final Fantasy, CoD, LoL, Elder Scrolls, WoW etc) on a 1080p 144hz monitor while watching videos, youtube, twitch, discord and browsing web on secondary 1440p 60hz monitor.

I do plan on probably upgrading GPU when next lot of new GPUs come out as I don't really want to change the 1660ti right now as it was bought for me as a gift at Christmas and also upgrading to 1440p 144hz monitor at some point in the future.

I don't use wireless as I connect to Internet by Ethernet Cable and I don't use Bluetooth either.

Won't be doing any manual overclocking, just going to overclock using the automatic settings where it's click and forget like XMP and whatever the one for CPUs is.

Just wondering if you could recommend which build you'd say to go with out of these 3 I've put together with the amazing help and advice I was given when deciding on parts from multiple people and moderators from this forum based on my uses so i can finally purchase all the parts. :)

First Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£281.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (£89.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£136.29 @ Alza)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£69.98 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£99.18 @ Aria PC)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£108.49 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £870.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-12 21:28 GMT+0000


Second build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£281.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard (£299.99 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£117.27 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£66.36 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£89.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£108.49 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £1049.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-12 21:29 GMT+0000


Third Build:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£331.98 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£77.99 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£159.91 @ Technextday)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (£136.29 @ Alza)
Storage: Intel 660p 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£66.36 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£89.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (£108.49 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£84.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £1055.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-12 21:30 GMT+0000


First build obviously the cheapest by using a B450 Tomahawk Max board with the Ryzen 3700x.

Second build almost £200 more but uses a newer X570 board instead so i can use 2 m.2 ssds instead of only one and in case when new cpus or something come out the B450 board from first build will no long be good enough.

Thrid build nearly identical in price to the second build but using an Intel core i7 9700k instead of a Ryzen 3700x.

So out of these 3 builds and everything else i've said which would you recommend and why? Go with first build or Spend that extra £200 for the second build or pick the 9700k build instead of Ryzen 3700x build?

Thanks in advance all help is greatly appreciated :)
 
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